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Windows 7: Can't connect to one computer in homegroup

28 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can't connect to one computer in homegroup


I have a 2 computer setup both have successfully joined the homegroup I created. From comp A, I can access everything on comp B but comp B cannot access anything on comp A. I can see what's on comp A but if I try to go there it asks for credentials. Also tied to this (I assume), when I try and access the printer on comp A, the "Install Printer" button literally does nothing (screenshot).

I have no idea where to begin with this problem. I have tried all the suggestions on the forums with no luck. The homegroup advanced settings are set up to share files and printers. I've allowed File Sharing in Windows Firewall on both computers. I've completely left the homegroup and made a new one. Please help!


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28 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

The problem you described is usually caused from the time/date settings not being set correctly on one of those machines. You might want to check the Bios clock on your motherboard as well.

I'm not so sure about the button problem or if it relates to the Homegroup problem or not. You might try a system file check using the sfc/scannow command.

Most other Homegroup problems can be solved using the trouble shooter in the link.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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